MILLIANNA is the creation of Sharmilla Persaud and Arianna Brooke. Friends since 1995, they met while working at BCBG Max Azria, where Sharmilla worked in design and Arianna worked in the marketing department. The friends joined professional forces in 2010 to create MILLIANNA.
Each piece is intricately handmade by skilled artisans in the U.S. “It was really important to us to keep production here. Doing so allows us to focus more on design while maintaining speed-to-market,” says Arianna. As all of the pieces are labor-intensive, quality is immensely important and each piece is painstakingly inspected upon completion. Many of the artisans who work with MILLIANNA are immigrant women who arrived in Spokane, WA with the World Relief Organization. MILLIANNA is proud to support this organization and these determined women. “MILLIANNA is an American, female-owned company that makes products for women by women,” says Sharmilla.